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Singapore Offi cial Visits AIBD

Mr. Ong Keng Yong, high commissioner of Singapore to Malaysia, recently visited AIBD and met AIBD director Yang Binyuan to exchange views on the broadcast industry in Asia-Pacifi c and the Institute’s capacity building initiatives for broadcasters in the region.

continued from page 5 MMDC, AIBD, FES and DW Akademie to Sign MOU Taste of TV workshop

While in Yangon, Mr. Gomez graced the closing ceremony of the “Taste of TV” workshop, a one month training activity conducted by MMDC to teach youngsters the various aspects of a TV station.

In his remarks, Mr. Gomez praised efforts of MMDC to reach out to various stakeholders and help them understand and appreciate the operation of a TV station. He said that AIBD was ready to assist the Center in this initiative.

(Middle): Mr. Ong Keng Yong, high commissioner of Singapore to Malaysia, at the AIBD headquarters in Kuala Lumpur

Their discussion also touched on the forthcoming Asia Media Summit 2012 in Bangkok, which has been one of the premier communciation events in Asia-Pacifi c. Binyuan said Singapore media organizations have been supportive of the AMS. Mr. Ong Keng Yong was former ASEAN Secretary-General.

The workshop also provided participants a glimpse of career opportunities in TV like being a cameraman, video editor, presenter, producer, or journalist etc. After the one month workshop, interested participants may further pursue their interest in TV by attending the course on Diploma in TV Broadcasting. MMDC will conduct this six-month program that will start in July 2012.

(Left): Mr. Ong Keng Yong, high commissioner of Singapore to Malaysia

AIBD and AMIC Strengthen Partnership

AIBD and Singapore-based Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) announced recently they would continue to pursue joint efforts in media development in Asia-Pacifi c. Both organizations identifi ed areas of cooperation in raising capacity of media practitioners in the digital media environment. They also agreed to revive the ABU/ AIBD/ AMIC/FES annual meeting later this year.

Working for closer AIBD-AMIC relations was the subject of a meeting between AIBD director Yang Binyuan and Ms. Maria Mercedes F. Robles, acting AMIC Secretary-General, who visited the AIBD offi ce recently. Together with some AMIC members, Ms. Robles exchanged notes with Binyuan and invited AIBD to support and participate in the 2012 AMIC Conference to be held this July in Malaysia. AIBD agreed to organize a session entitlved “School on the Air: The Public Service Broadcaster ss Educator.”

Director Binyuan extended AIBD’S invitation to AMIC to join the Asia Media Summit 2012 in Bangkok. Both offi cials agreed to share a publications booth during the Summit.


(Seated 3rd from left) Ms. Maria Mercedes Robles, AMIC Acting Secretary-General, meets Director Binyuan


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